Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Apr 2012 17:19 UTC
Windows I wish more people who work or have worked for large technology companies were as open, honest, and excited as Steve Wozniak still gets over new technology and gadgets. He recently bought a Nokia Lumia 900 - and he's loving it. So much so, in fact, that he claims it's better than Android and iOS in many respects.
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RE: Comment by Radio
by Quake on Sat 28th Apr 2012 21:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Quake
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2005-10-14

Develop your reasoning. Explain why it's too restrictive.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by helf on Sun 29th Apr 2012 05:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

He cant, I guess. Like most people posting one-liner trolls.

/me hugs his HTC Arrive with Mango

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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by Radio on Sun 29th Apr 2012 08:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

The Microsoft cavalry has arrived. God forbid I stray away from my keyboard more than 24 hours; the inquisition is here and is waiting for me to explain myself.

The tiles are restricive (too big, too disorganized, too similar one from another), the Metro language is restrictive and doesn't fit all people (I have more of a visual rather than a textual memory - and what about dyslexics? I also searched how Metro would work in chinese; because that language is far more compact, it is messier and breaks a core design guideline - the fact that titles overflow outside the screen to indicate that one can scroll right for more content).

WP7 is not another fundamental platform choice, it is iOS with all its restrictions (and some more - but WP8 will correct all that, yeah? except the fundamental shortcomings I described) with a different design choice (more typography, less icons). No wonder that for so many iOS fans, from Gruber to now Wozniak, it is love at first sight (but of course, as much as they love it, they won't switch). We-know-what-is-good-for-you-and-we-won't-let-you-do-what-YOU-want. Different package, same politic.

Now, go on, unleash your anger against my stupidity and dishonesty. We all see what happens in the comments when somebody dares to critic WP7 _ not only when Topolsky reviewed the Lumia 900, but everywhere someone says anything remotely negative on the perfect WP7.

And don't get me started on the "smoked by WP7" rigged contest, the Android tax they bully, how they are killing Nokia or the upcoming fiasco of the WP8 upgrade (so much hardware control and restrictions for so little benefits...).

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by No it isnt on Sun 29th Apr 2012 09:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

In many ways. Hardware: you can only get 1 or 1.4 GHz (now also 800 MHz) single core Snapdragon CPUs and 480x800 screens. There isn't a single impressively specced WP7 phone out there, and the low-end is severely unimpressive compared to Android phones at the same price. That makes the WP7 segment of the phone market a sea of mediocrity, and rather expensive compared to Android. Not a single WP7 phone with a decent camera in it.

Software: Microsoft followed Apple's lead in which features they would finish later (but didn't leave out MMS, thankfully). Multi-tasking is still so crippled that their own Skype implementation fails in ways it doesn't on any other platform: it can't run in the background. This will be fixed in WP8, but current phones aren't likely to get that update, meaning they're already obsolete.

I'm pretty sure you still have to use Zune software to 'sync' files between phone and computer as well.

And more.

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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by modmans2ndcoming on Sun 29th Apr 2012 12:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

WP7 performs extremely well on the hardware it is spec'ed at. What would it need more for? I thought that bloat was bad and that software makers should do better to reduce their hardware needs rather than use the exponential growth in hardware to compensate for bad programming?

As for the multi-tasking point, do you want your battery to be drained like crazy? running certain types of apps concurrently is not too bad, but most apps will suck down the milliamps like a horse that has just galloped 30 miles.

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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by Jaktar on Mon 30th Apr 2012 21:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
Jaktar Member since:
2011-06-03

I just did a quick search and all the WP7 models that came up were either 5MP or 8MP. This is similar to what my wife has been getting in all of her Android phones.

As for the 'specs' that you keep referring to, Woz already talked about that. Even with the lower specs of the WP7, it is (in Woz's opinion) more fluid than higher spec'd Android and iOS phones.

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